Carteret County High Point Trip Report
Date: August 6, 2003
This shoreline county has four points.
For the first point, from MCAS Cherry Point (at Havelock) proceed southeast on Rte 70. After a few miles,
head south on Nine Foot Road. At the junction with Route 24, turn left, and make a quick right onto Karobi
Park Drive. Pull over and park. The point is on the obvious knoll, within spitting distance of route 24.
With a 4WD you could just about Martinize it.
For point two, proceed west on Route 24 through the town of Bogue. From here, I didn't write down street
names, but the roads on Topozone look like a typical residential neighborhood in real life. The point of
closet approach was posted by a hunting club, so I tried a different route. I eventually found a area off the
road about 0.5 mile west-southwest of the point, and bushwhacked past the foundations of the new homes
being constructed to the hp area. There is a woods road that now goes practically over the point.
Nosed around the high ground to satisfy myself.
For point three, proceed southeast on Route 24 to a left onto Route 58. This will take you onto the
Emerald Isle. From there, I tried to get as close I could to the coordinates in a nearby neighborhood.
I found the point after passing through a backyard into another neighborhood. The point is on a steep sandy
bluff, and is for sale. It may disappear when a house is built.
I followed the same process for point four - went a little more west, parked, and used the GPS to get local.
This was in dense short pine forest.
Afterward, I untucked my jeans from my socks that evening, and brushed the sandy dirt of my ankles.
It didn't brush off. And the dirt had legs. About an hour later, after a hot soapy shower and hand picking,
I got all the chiggers off - I probably have six or seven bites on my left ankle, and over 40 on my right.
I probably got them in the grass on Emerald Isle - another good reason for a winter hike!
Author: Chip Clark